Short-term rentals are bringing tangible benefits to homeowners, residents, travelers, businesses and local communities in cities around the glove. The Short Term Rental Advocacy Center (STRAC) was created by Airbnb, HomeAway and TripAdvisor to work with local residents and short-term rental providers to share information, establish best practices and advance smart short-term rental regulation that safeguards travelers, alleviates neighborhood concerns and provides a framework for ensuring compliance.

Our goal is simple: To allow the short-term rental marketplace to continue to thrive to the benefit of all stakeholders.

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Travel Tech statement on Nashville short-term rental proposal, Bill 608

The Travel Technology Association sent a letter to the Nashville Metro Council urging rejection of Bill 608 and released the following statement from Matt Kiessling, VP of short-term rental policy, in advance…

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New hotel lobby ‘study’ on short-term rentals purposefully misleading

ARLINGTON, VA – The Travel Technology Association (Travel Tech), the premiere trade association for leaders in online travel innovation, released the following statement in response to the American Hotel and Lodging…

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Hotel-backed bill threatens short-term and vacation rental industry in Maryland, presents data privacy concerns

Hotel lobby seeks competitive protections from the state at the expense of local short-term rental homeowners ANNAPOLIS, MD – The Travel Technology Association (Travel Tech), the national trade association for leaders…

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Florida State Senator Greg Steube Leading the Way for Public Policy and the Sharing Economy

New bill protects private property rights while embracing innovation and traveler demand for short-term rentals Travel Tech released the following statement in support of Florida SB 188, introduced by State Senator…

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New Orleans reverses course, legalizes short-term rentals

New ordinance recognizes importance of short-term rentals to local economy, walks back blanket ban The Travel Technology Association (Travel Tech), released the following statement following the approval of new short-term…

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Travel Tech Statement on NY Short-term Rental Bill

Below is a statement from Matt Kiessling, VP of short-term rental policy at the Travel Technology Association, on Governor Cuomo signing A8704C on short-term rental advertising: “By imposing sky-high fines…

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